4 thoughts on “Bedwell Trail Hike”

  1. Rob, are you gonna be able to get your walker down that trail? Call me if you need help.

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    The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator

    “Timothy C. Winegard

    A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, showing how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity’s fate

    Why was gin and tonic the cocktail of choice for British colonists in India and Africa? What does Starbucks have to thank for its global domination? What has protected the lives of popes for millennia? Why did Scotland surrender its sovereignty to England? What was George Washington’s secret weapon during the American Revolution?

    The answer to all these questions, and many more, is the mosquito.

    Across our planet since the dawn of humankind, this nefarious pest, roughly the size and weight of a grape seed, has been at the frontlines of history as the grim reaper, the harvester of human populations, and the ultimate agent of historical change. As the mosquito transformed the landscapes of civilization, humans were unwittingly required to respond to its piercing impact and universal projection of power.”

    https://b-ok.cc/book/5231473/7befb6

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    Audio version too.

    http://audiobookbay.nl/audio-books/the-mosquito-a-human-history-of-our-deadliest-predator-timothy-c-winegard/

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    1. Thanks. Sounds like an interesting book. Will add to my queue.

      Just finished hiking the Cape Scott trail. We got lucky with no rain and no mosquitoes. Will post some pictures soon.

      Young’uns were passing us but I don’t care.

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      1. Young’uns, ya a few, but you’re probably more fit than 80% of under 40’s, plus you don’t need 3 Red bulls to get motivated.

        I kinda feel sorry for all these young, depressed, anxious, obese people. More every generation. They never had a chance. Even their distribution of body fat is different than older generations with the same BMI – you can even see it when looking at them. Industrial system has changed our genes. Every other day is a new study demonstrating a link to poor health/obesity by a chemical in food, water, clothing, cookware, in the womb, etc. What an insane experiment.

        Prenatal pesticide exposure linked to changes in teen’s brain activity

        “Organophosphates are among the most commonly used classes of pesticides in the United States, despite mounting evidence linking prenatal exposure to the chemicals to poorer cognition and behavior problems in children.

        A new study led by University of California, Berkeley, researchers is one of the first to use advanced brain imaging to reveal how exposure to these chemicals in the womb changes brain activity.”

        https://news.berkeley.edu/2019/08/27/prenatal-pesticide-exposure-linked-to-changes-in-teens-brain-activity/

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